Payne's Chapel United Methodist Church


Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church
631 Avanti Drive
Bunker Hill, WV 25413

Phone: (304) 229-5220


Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church was named in honor of Henry Payne, Sr., who played a key role in the construction of the original log church in 1762. What happened to the original building is unknown. The second church, made of bricks, was dedicated in 1851. However, in 1902, the building was burned down due to unknown causes.


Rev. Carlton D. Harris dedicated the present church on Dec. 6, 1902. The building made of bricks with a tower and cathedral stained glass windows was constructed for less than $2,500. Little by little, the bricks for the church were brought from Winchester, Va., via horse and wagon.


Today, the church is ministered by the Pastor Dawn Reidy.  Our worship service is held every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Each service features both praise and traditional music, choir performances, scriptural readings, children's moments, pastoral messages and monthly communion. Nursery, Children's Church and Teen classes during the worship service are provided. Sunday School takes place immediately following the worship service every Sunday, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.


Our vision is to be Christ-centered, continue His mission and spread His love throughout the community.


All are welcome in the name of the Lord who said, "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest," (Matthew 11:28).





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Pastor: Pastor Dawn Reidy
Directions: From US Route 11- turn onto Speck's Run Road. Go about 2 miles and make a right onto Avanti Drive. Follow until the end where you will find our red-brick church. Watch for signs directing you if needed.